Charadriiformes

Skimmers (Rynchopidae)

HBW 3, p. 668

  • Medium-sized rather aerial waterbirds, with long, pointed wings and short legs; unique bill structure, with very narrow lower mandible much longer than upper.
  • Pantropical, extending to subtropics and marginally into temperate zone.
  • Large rivers and other water bodies, mainly inland.
  • 1 genus, 3 species, 5 taxa.
  • 1 species threatened; none extinct since 1600.
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1 genus, 3 species

201 files covering
1 genus (100%)
3 species (100%)

 

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    5 sound recordings covering
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2 species (67%)
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